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Statement by Cardinal Vincent Nichols on the publication of the “Assisted Dying Bill” by Rob Marris MP

Cardinal Vincent Nichols, Archbishop of Westminster, has called on Catholics to contact their MPs before next week’s vote on a Private Member’s Bill to legalise assisted suicide.

The Cardinal warns that the intrinsic value of each human life will be undermined if assisted suicide were to be legalised by this Bill, with some lives being seen as worth less than others. It would also fundamentally change the “do no harm” principle that underpins all medical practice. These dangers are reflected in the significant opposition  of medical professionals. 

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